Coronation Street (colloquially known as Corrie, Corro, or The Street) is an award-winning prime time soap opera set and produced in Manchester created by Tony Warren. It is the longest running and most watched soap opera on British television. It was first broadcast on 9 December 1960, made by Granada Television (now ITV Studios) and broadcast in all regions of ITV almost throughout its existence.
Dennis is threatened with the sack if he makes another mistake. Len reveals that the PPOP members are all doing business with Laurie and that Alderman Langton has sold Laurie his share of the factory. Val doesn't know what to do to help Ken. She blames him and he hates her for not being completely interested in him. He tells her he doesn't need a wife, he needs someone who understands him. They realise they shouldn't have married. Len thinks of taking on an apprentice with all the work at the shop and the club. Dennis takes the blame for a smashed crate so that he will be sacked. After drowning his sorrows, Ken returns home to find Val has left. Val arrives at Dave's flat with her suitcase.
Frank sells his shop to Summitt Supermarkets for £6,000. He buys a new car, a white zodiac, and throws a party in the Rovers. Jerry finishes at the Builder's Yard and is taken on at Roscoe & Pitts. Martha gets a passport. Frank is patronising to the Booths and is cold shouldered. The residents drink Frank's champagne but grow annoyed as he lords it over them. Ena plays the piano but the party ends abruptly as Martha dies of a heart attack in the snug.
Minnie and Swindley return to sadness, but Ena finds that hard work leaves little time for grief.
Florrie finds a factory worker's paypacket in a box of goods from Ireland. Ken advises her to send it back to the factory. Elsie tells Irma that if she doesn't want to live with her parents, she can lodge with her. Mr Wormold offers No.13 to the Ogdens for £600 but they agree on £550. Stan and wife Hilda look round the house and he puts £200 down, taking out a mortgage on the rest. Irma can't see how six of them will cope in the house and tells Elsie that the Street won't know what's hit them when the Ogdens move in.
Jack gets prepared to give Emily away. Swindley has a hangover and is very nervous. Concepta, Val, Annie, Ena, Minnie, Hilda, Stan and Charlie wait in the Mission Hall with Stuart, Lucille is bridesmaid, Ken and Harry are ushers. Emily tells Jack she can't go through with it because he knows it's wrong. The wedding is cancelled. Swindley knows that Emily did the right thing. He feels that she has spoken for both of them. He goes to the honeymoon hotel alone.
Florrie accuses the customers of laughing at her over her Irishman. Stan shows off the Rolls and gives Hilda, Irma, Ena, Minnie, Albert, Charlie, and Little Titch a ride in it. The dog relieves itself in it and Minnie rips a seat with her hat pin. Stan is sacked. Norman offers Lucille a contract as a singer but she turns him down. Irma has enough of Florrie's behaviour and walks out. Florrie feels old and alone and snaps, wrecking the shop and breaking the window with a tin.
Irma clears up the mess in the shop. Florrie has to have six stitches in her arm. Albert plans to turn his yard into a garden. Florrie regrets buying the shop and wants a man. Stan lifts the flag stones for Albert. Ena takes charge of Florrie when she goes into the Rovers in her pyjamas. Stan uncovers a bomb in Albert's yard.
Stan tries to back out of the match but can't. The residents gather on their ringside seats to watch the sport. The seven-foot Ian Campbell petrifies Stan. Despite being four stone lighter than Ian, Stan is cheered on. Ena and Annie refuse to attend the match and get drunk together. Stan submits after a Boston Crab and is counted out after being thrown onto Hilda's lap.
The Street panto is held: Ena and Florrie arrange the children's refreshments, Hilda is in charge of makeup, Stan the props and Minnie is prompt. The children enjoy the pantomime, especially when Len gets a custard pie in the face. David pretends he has torn a ligament but Irma reports that they went dancing. The panto ends with the cast singing "She Loves You".